Question about 1979 Chevrolet Camaro
Have changed intake gasket,plugs.added a fuel regulator.still won't stay running without idling it way up strong fuel smell,engine dies when I PUT IT IN GEAR
Sounds like the EGR valve is stuck wide open. My 1965 impala 396 did this exact thing when its special laminated carb gasket with the exhaust passage burned out and let uncontrolled exhaust short circuit to the intake downstream of the carb.
Posted on Jan 03, 2015
Try to choke air at carburetor a little bit until it stall if rpm go up or running better then you have a vacuum leak ,or carburetor rebuild
hope it helps
Posted on Mar 22, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You need to get two things checked. Ignition and Fuel.
Ignition: typically in this order ... Start off from sparking plugs ,,, move to leads (get them changed) and on to the ignition coil if there is no spark coming out of it. In case of fuel, the carb needs a clean and a good carb cleaner or fuel treatment (added to the fuel tank) wont do any harm. You should open up the carb filter. Remove it and change it if its dirty. Start the engine rev it up and while its revved up (throttle flap open) spray the carb cleaner or in this will clean the carb cleaner from inside. If the power gradually increases its a clear sign that you need to open up the carb and get the jets cleaned. properly.
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Posted on Jan 07, 2009
Have you changed the fuel pump yet?I had the same exact problem.I replaced my fuel pump with an AUTOZONE PIECE OF JUNK fuel pump.That pump lasted almost 2 days.The second day i had it the truck didnt want to start but it did and it ran like ****,and when i put it in gear it ran as long as I didnt touch that gas pedal.You could go get a fuel pressure test or just replace it,your call.You might want to check your filter too but im sure its the pump.Good luck
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
ENGIN MAY BE WEAK .... OR JUST CHANGE THE PISTON RINGS,,,,,, IF ALL ARE OK THEN IT MAY BE PROBLEM WITH VALVE SETTERS
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
a car that idles rough and clears up is the sure sign of an o2 sensor shorted this may not give a code if the short in the sensor is bad the computer will eliminate its input to protect itself
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
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